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Biotech, Microsoft Partner on Immune System Diagnostics

A company that analyzes immune system genomics is collaborating with Microsoft Corporation to develop early-stage disease diagnostics. . . . → Read More: Biotech, Microsoft Partner on Immune System Diagnostics

Electronic Pulses, Sounds Shown to Reduce Tinnitus

A non-invasive system that combines coordinated electronic pulses and sounds is shown in tests with lab animals and humans to reduce tinnitus, phantom sounds often called ringing in the ears. . . . → Read More: Electronic Pulses, Sounds Shown to Reduce Tinnitus

Trial Testing Biomarkers as Brain Injury Diagnostics

A clinical trial is underway in Finland testing the ability to detect traumatic brain injuries with simple blood, urine, and saliva tests. . . . → Read More: Trial Testing Biomarkers as Brain Injury Diagnostics

Microneedle Patch Delivers Anti-Obesity Drugs

A skin patch containing hundreds of tiny porous needles is shown in lab mice to deliver drugs that turn ordinary body fat into calorie-burning brown fat to reduce body mass. . . . → Read More: Microneedle Patch Delivers Anti-Obesity Drugs

Audio-Brain Stimulation Shown to Reduce PTSD Symptoms

A clinical trial shows a non-invasive technique that translates and feeds back brain waves as audio tones reduces PTSD symptoms in current and former military personnel for 6 months. . . . → Read More: Audio-Brain Stimulation Shown to Reduce PTSD Symptoms

FDA Clears Targeted Breast Cancer Radiation Treatment

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved a device that sends high doses of radiation to cancerous breast tissue while sparing healthy tissue nearby. . . . → Read More: FDA Clears Targeted Breast Cancer Radiation Treatment

Retinal Scanner Detects Early Vision Problems

A Canadian engineering lab designed a retinal scanner that helps diagnose eye diseases in their early stages, often well before vision loss occurs. . . . → Read More: Retinal Scanner Detects Early Vision Problems

Phone Sensors Shown to Monitor Chemotherapy Effects

Catheter for chemotherapy (Rhoda Baer, National Cancer Institute)

21 December 2017. A group of cancer patients was able to monitor the severity of effects of their chemotherapy with built-in sensors on smartphones and fitness trackers. Results of the clinical study, led by researchers at University of Pittsburgh, appear in the 19 December issue of . . . → Read More: Phone Sensors Shown to Monitor Chemotherapy Effects

Finland Begins Large-Scale National Genomic Study

The country of Finland is conducting a nationwide genomic analysis of its population, collecting 500,000 blood samples from its 5.5 million citizens. . . . → Read More: Finland Begins Large-Scale National Genomic Study

FDA Issues Draft Precision Medicine Trial Guidance

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued draft regulatory guidance on clinical trials for new treatments that target genetic mutations rather than disease states. . . . → Read More: FDA Issues Draft Precision Medicine Trial Guidance